It’s not easy to have good hair days in the summer, and if you’re like most people, you don’t want to spend too much time on your hair. Humid days can turn our hair into a frizzy mess, destroying the look we were trying to achieve. Here are three popular hairdos that will make you look great in minutes and get you outdoors to enjoy that summer sun.
The Top Knot Bun
A top knot bun is versatile – you can make it messy & chic or sleek & sophisticated. Pull your hair into a high ponytail, wrap your hair around the base, and secure it with a hair tie. The top knot bun is easier done on second or third-day hair as opposed to freshly washed hair. Spraying your hair with dry shampoo will give your hair additional texture. You can make it more voluminous by using a hair donut or backcombing your hair. This style will keep the hair off your neck and out of your face during the summer.
The Messy Ponytail
Day-old hair has some texture to it, which allows a better grip with the hair tie. With this style, you don’t want tight ringlets. Instead, create big curls or waves using a curling iron. You can use a salt spray at the roots to add volume. Gather your hair at the top of the crown of your head and fasten it into a high ponytail. Embrace the fly-aways – the messier, the better for this look. Hide the elastic hair band by wrapping a 1-inch section of hair around it, and apply a texture product to allow more movement. This style is perfect for humid weather climates.
Lobs and More Lobs
Surprisingly, these hairstyles are low maintenance but can range from sophisticated to elegant to cool & edgy. The Blunt Lob can be uniform with no layers, and you can do a middle part, side part, or not part at all. The Long-layered Lob adds texture and movement – it can be styled straight, wavy, or in messy twists with a center part, but a side part creates a more pulled-together, sophisticated look. The Choppy Lob is good for all face shapes with long, wispy layers – this is the perfect cut if you’re ready for a change, but afraid to cut your hair too short. This style is still long enough to pull into a ponytail in the sweltering heat of summer.